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© 2018 by monica-shanta

Biography

Solo Performance and Exhibitions

2018      'The (Cake) Stall of AlternativeThoughts', 'Canteen' @ TOPOS, Art Week Exeter

2018      'The (Cake) Stall of AlternativeThoughts', 'Artistic Research Will Eat Itself' SAR 9th International Conference, Plymouth        

2017      'Performing Plaiting' - Performance, 'Between', Peninsula Arts, Rowland Lewinsky Building, Plymouth University

2017      'Performing Plaiting' - Performance, MA Show, Plymouth Art Weekender, Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2016      ‘Sitting on the Throne for Breathing’ - Performance, Plymouth Art Weekender, Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2015      ‘The Fried Egg Café’ - Interactive Performance and Edible Art Experience, Crosspoint, Plymouth University

2014      ‘Rubbish’ -  Birdwood House, Totnes, Devon

2013      ‘Masala Mandala’ installation exhibited as part of SOAS Multi-lingualism Week,

             SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

2012     ‘The Moving House Art Sale’ - An Open House Art Sale, Islington, London

2007     ‘Conception Cake Café’ - An Open House Edible Art Experience, Islington, London

2006     ‘Mandalas and Mandorlas’. - The Literary Cafe, Islington, London 

 

Exhibitions of Education and Community Residencies and Projects 

2018      'Re-boot' Uncovering Exeter's Layers of History, St Stephens Church, Exeter

2018      'Museum Machina', Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

2017      'A Collage of the Blackdown Hills' Hemyock Healthy Living Centre, Hemyock, Devon

  Artist Residency - Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project

Curator

2018    'Canteen' @ TOPOS, Exeter Art Week

2013    ‘Parallax’ - an Exhibition by Artists of Mixed-Heritage and Mixed-Ethnicity

Curator, and Participating Artist, Mile End Art Pavillion, London     www.mixed-other-art.net

2012    ‘Mixed-Other’ - an Exhibition by Artists of Mixed-Heritage and Mixed-Ethnicity

Curator, and Participating Artist, Islington Arts Factory, London     www.mixed-other-art.net

Two woman shows

2011    ‘Eve’s Pursuit’, Islington Arts Factory, Islington, London - with Samantha Miller

2010    ‘Goldilocks meets Pandora’ - Islington Arts Factory, Islington, London

2010    ‘The Garden’ - Islington Exhibits Festival - collaboration with musician Vanessa Vie, Park Life Café, Islington 

 

Group Exhibitions

2019    'Oprah Winfrey Is My Mother' The Care Trail, Crediton, Mid-Devon

2018    'Canteen' @ TOPOS, Exeter Art Week

2017    'Between', Peninsula Arts, Rowland Lewinsky Building, Plymouth University

2017    MA Show, Plymouth Art Weekender, Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2017    MA Contemporary Art Practice, Gradution Show, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2017    ‘Being Human 2’, 'AWE' Art Week Exeter, Preston Street Union, Exeter, Devon

2016    ‘Being Human’ - part of Plymouth Art Weekender, Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

2016    ‘Fictive Dreaming’ Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore

2015    ‘Convergence’ 101 Space, Rowland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

2013     ‘Parallax’ - an Exhibiton by Artists of Mixed-Heritage and Mixed-Ethniciity - Curator, and Participating Artist 

            Mile End Art Pavillion, London     www.mixed-other-art.net

2012    10 x 10 - Gloss Art Gallery, Exeter, Devon

2012    ‘Mixed-Other’ - an Exhibiton by Artists of Mixed-Heritage and Mixed-Ethniciity - Curator, and Participating Artist, 

            Islington Arts Factory, London     www.mixed-other-art.net

2012    ‘Fantastic February Fair’, Islington Arts Factory, Islington, London

2011    ‘And Now for Another One’ - Brent Artists Resource, Willesden Library Centre, London

2008    ‘Representations of Identity’, Women’s Art Movement, Islington Arts Factory, London

2006    ‘Distributing Dictionary Definitions’ - Bob and Roberta Smith’s Peace Camp,

Interactive Event, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

Publications

2017    'Fictive Dreaming and Wondering.....' page 4, Praxis Press 2017, Singapore

           https://www.lasalle.edu.sg/sites/default/files/2018-07/2.4_praxis-press_publication_2017.pdf

2018    'The (Cake) Stall of Alternative Thoughts' page 111, SAR 9th International Conference Proceedings.

           https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/512748/512749

2016    'The Book of Alternative Thoughts', Edition of 6, one held in the Artist Book Collection at Plymouth University Library

2013   'par.al.lax' An exhibition by artists of mixed-heritage and mixed-ethnicity - Exhibition Catalogue - copies available on request

2012   'mixed-other' An exhibition by artists of mixed-heritage and mixed-ethnicity - Catalogue - copies available on request

Education

2014 - 2017              MA Contemporary Art Practice, University of Plymouth

1991 - 1992              PGCE, Art & Design, (Key Stages 3 & 4), Institute of Education, University of London

1986 - 1989              BA. Honors Degree, Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon School of Art, London

1985 - 1986              Foundation, Art & Design, College of Arts & Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne